AGENDA

Timings are in British Summer Time.

09.00
Welcome from Commodities People & outlining the conference theme
09.05

KEYNOTE
Developing a transformation roadmap: Strategies and best practices for the post-pandemic world

  • Integration with wider supply chain
  • The human factor
  • Where does innovation fit structurally into the trading organisation and who has

responsibility?

JOSEPH TABITA, EMEA Energy & Commodities Lead, PUBLICIS SAPIENT

09.30

PANEL DISCUSSION
Standardisation: The first building block of digitalisation – what are the key initiatives taking place and how as an industry can we improve collaboration for the betterment of all?

  • What can physically-traded commodities learn from the energy trading and financial sectors? The successful work of ISDA and EFET
  • Examining the work and progress of the different industry bodies and Government for standardisation: LEAP, BEAT, UN, GTCA
  • Where does the lowest hanging fruit for industry standardisation presently lie?


KATHRYN UPSON
, Global Lead, Specialty & Barge Chartering at BP, Chair, LEADERSHIP FOR ENERGY AUTOMATED PROCESSING (LEAP)
DR JENS BARTENSCHLAGER, CEO, FIDECTUS
RICHARD WILLIAMSON, CEO, GEN10

10.10

PANEL DISCUSSION
Developing an effective systematic trading infrastructure
  • Approaches in redesigning operating models and business processes to maximise the use of technology and resources
  • Ensuring security: where to host your systems? Developing a holistic system to identify problems and threats before they strike
  • The Baywa – Molinero Capital Management collaboration: Why has the hedge fund sector been so successful algo trading, and what practical learnings can commodity traders take from this?

10.45

Networking break & Virtual exhibition

  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition

11.15

CASE STUDY
From data silos to data lakes to data science: an industry success story

In this case study a leading commodity trading firm will showcase their company’s data journey; assessing what data management approach fits best, examining the technology tools available, then following the process through data discovery, selection, and provisioning, finally showcasing how to develop and optimise data ingestion and dispersal frameworks

11.35

PANEL DISCUSSION
Blockchain initiatives across the physically traded commodities: What factors do the success stories share and where is it all going?
  • An overview of the key blockchain initiatives across the commodity trading space
  • Where does blockchain lend itself well to, and where less so?
  • Points to consider before embarking upon, or joining an industry blockchain initiative

RUBEN THEVA, Former Global Director (GHQ), ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV
SAURABH GOYAL, Founder & Chief Architect, SATOSHI SYSTEMS LIMITED

12.10

CASE STUDY
RPA in action: From robotic process automation to intelligent automation

This case study explores a real user experience and practical learnings thus far of RPA’s application to physical commodity trading, including: Process selection, training and proof of concept phase, implementation and finally subsequent roll outs to other parts of the business.

12.30

Refuel break

During this time you’ll be free to have some meetings and to have your breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on where you’re joining us from

13.30

PANEL DISCUSSION
Applying artificial intelligence AI to the challenges of physically traded commodities
  • What is the actual value of AI to your business?
  • Why are physically traded commodities lagging behind other sectors in AI update and usage?
  • What is the process needed to consider embarking on an AI project: streamlining with wider business needs and overall organisational digital program, ensuring the data is strong enough to support the project
  • Case study: AI in practise – Alvean’s experience in utilising AI and neural networking technologies in distilling data gathered from satellite imagery and remote sensors for crop assessment

MODERATOR: TOM JAMES, CEO & CIO, TRADEFLOW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
KIM BENNI, Global Head of Risk and Trading Technologies, ALVEAN (CARGILL & COPERSUCAR JV)
DR GEORG RITTER, Data Scientist, MAREX SPECTRON

14.10

PRESENTATION
Trends in CTRM
  • What are the true requirements of the physical commodities player?
  • The move from monolithic CTRM to ecosystems and the start of the replacement market
  • Emerging innovations in CTRM


DR GARY VASEY
, Partner & Managing Director, COMTECH ADVISORY

14.35

PANEL DISCUSSION
How can we make CTRM a business optimisation tool?
  • Exploring the move towards redefining CTRM systems as a driver and optimiser of the business rather than an after the fact accounting and reporting system
  • Intelligent CTRM initiatives – can AI and other technologies be used to allow the CTRM to drive users through workflow processes and operating intuitively, rather than being driven by user themselves?
  • Where can industry wide common standards and procedures be brought into the CTRM world?


DR GARY VASEY
, Partner & Managing Director, COMTECH ADVISORY
SONIA GHOSH
, ETRM Specialist & Digital Ambassador, VARO ENERGY
MUKUL AGRAWAL, SVP – Finance, OLAM INTERNATIONAL LTD
RICARDO RODRIGUEZ, Director of Trading & Risk Product Management for Data Genic Suite, ENVERUS

15.05

PRESENTATION
The future of CTRM 1: Visionary use case study from the perspective of an industry leader
In this case study a technology leader from a leading incumbent CTRM provider will share what they are seeing as key future requirements from the market, and how they believe CTRM providers need to evolve to respond to this change.

15.25

Networking break & Virtual exhibition

  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition

15.55

PRESENTATION
The future of CTRM 2: Visionary use case study from the perspective of a challenger provider
From the perspective of an expanding challenger CTRM provider – this case study will examine the thinking and plans on where the market is going, and how newer, more flexible models of CTRM can be applied to the market.

RICHARD WILLIAMSON, CEO, GEN10

16.15

PANEL DISCUSSION
Where is data holding back progress to digitalisation, and how can we change this?

  • The ownership conundrum: Managing data from multiple internal and external owners and sources with different contractual agreements and entrenched approaches
  • The need for data format standardisation: industry wide initiatives and developing an internal standardisation approach


BARRY GOULD
, CTO, CONCORD RESOURCES LIMITED
CETIN KARAKUS, Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, BP
IAN MURRIN, Founder & CEO, DIGITERRE

16.55

CLOSING COMMENTS

17.00
Virtual drinks reception, free networking & Entertainment
18.00

END OF DIGICOM

Commodities People
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London E14 5AB
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Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615